Monday, September 28, 2009


Sometimes you come home and you find Raggedy Anne having her own little party in the blue room tamborine and all...then you wonder what happened to Andy?
May everyone find a little time to have a little party all of their own!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Being a grown up

No one tells you that being a grown up is such hard work. Once you feel like you have a really good groove going life throws you twists and turns and new paths and openings. Things you didn't know you wanted or could even be possible...things you can't wrap your head around and you have to make it work somehow. You have to find a way to keep yourself going down the path and not just stop and sit down in the middle of it and let it swirl all around you. Even though you really want to have a big ole two year old size tantrum in the middle of the path it is now your job to stand up dust yourself off and keep on following the twists to see where you will end up. No one will or can do it for you as much as you would like them to. And all you can do is believe with all you got that it is for a reason...that growth will come...that the a-ha moment is right around one of those bends...and try to keep breathing deep, light the incense, and bury yourself inside yourself to see what it all might mean...and be open to the idea there really is a reason in it all you just have to continue the journey to see the bigger picture...but sometimes just sometimes I think it might be nice to not be a grown up...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ella's New Smile

Our Ella has yet another new smile! At age five she has been through many goofy incarnations in the smiling world. Now she has a tooth, gap, tooth, gap pattern going on! It feels like everyday for months she has been in the process of losing a tooth or two. Once one makes it's way free another is loosening up for the journey. And now her little mouth seems too small to house so many grown up chompers. I can see some orthodontics in our future. She takes it in stride although she has been a little hesitant to show us her big smile so with some cheerleading by her Dad and I she let us get a couple of shots of that silly little smile that just as all the others have will change and grow and be gone before we even remember what happened.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Guess what....

I got to spend the whole day with these people!!! The ever incredible Irishman (who likes me said all giggly and teenager like), the little monster baby (who is not so much a baby any more), and my very wise elderstatesman... It was nice to just be with them. No agendas, no timelines, just no hurry. Exploring the world as a family. Sometimes life just gets in the middle of all this and I forget just how very lucky I am and just how very much I like these people I live with. They are each very unique and each such a very important part of my story! It is so good to reconnect and remember exactly why and how much I love them! Hoping everyone gets a day to reconnect with the people they love soon!!